US public broadcasting only gets 27% of its total $3.04 billion revenue from government taxes and grants
I now watch SBS (and Sky and international channels) more these days than the ABC because it aims to operate by its charter.
The stark contrast in how 'their ABC' and SkyNews (UK and Australia) are reporting this pandemic is astounding and somewhat reminiscent of their handling of the recent bushfires.
Leaving aside the political bickerings of bias, a review should consider whether taxpayers are funding roles that are already adequately provided in the private sector whether commercially or mutually.
Orwell's Essay on Politics and the English Language is more important than ever.
Australian and international media have howled with indignant outrage at the notion they and their sources are accountable to 'onerous' national secrecy laws.
Memories are imperfect repositories, but there is something to be said about those of actors being particularly susceptible.
Where possible, and as a matter of principle, it is better to expose social media to existing law and existing enforcement methods rather than introduce overspecialised specific legislation.
The local BBC was claiming some fake social media pushed arson as the major factor and that this was a misinformation campaign by anti-global warming bots.
If you have been watching TV lately, you will have noticed that many advertisements include at least one black or brown person.
Why so many? After all, there are about as many Buddhists as Aboriginals, and three times as many Chinese. Ah well, despite the ABC's need to show impartiality, Reconciliation is somehow more important.
I'm prompted to pen this comment after somebody recently described something bad that had happened to them quite rapidly as occurring in 'one foul swoop'.